Ritual Cloth / Sash | Bulgaria


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Origin: Bulgaria
Era: WWII era (circa 1930-1950)
Condition: very good; minor signs of use; suitable for both wear and display
Additional Notes: Traditional ritual cloths served many purposes in traditional Bulgarian peasant life and were often part of a bride’s wedding dowry. Such cloths were used as food towels, e.g., for bread or in Easter basket, as domestic textiles, and as elements of festive costumes for both men and women. Decorative cloths were worn as sashes around the waist or tied over the shoulder of a groom or groomsman at a wedding. Women used them to cover their faces for certain rituals and also wore them as waist sashes on occasion. This example features a woven floral motif and hand-tied fringe at both ends.

Additional information

Weight .5 lbs

Suitable for wear


WWII Era (circa 1930-1950)


Men's clothing, Women's clothing